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Old 05-27-2008, 11:25 AM
 
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Can Anyone Share Any Info On Lake Mead. I Am Looking For Avaliable Marinas,rest/bars On The Lake,hang Out Coves,etc. Water Quality And Clarity.
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Old 05-28-2008, 01:12 AM
 
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There are a couple marinas on the lake. I can't remember the name of the one my dad docks his boat at, but it has a great diner that we always eat at before going out on the water.

As for water quality...it depends on where you go. The public beaches tend to be a bit trashy, but if you take your boat out further into the lake, the water is beautiful and clean. There are lots of nice coves for swimming. I also like anchoring the boat right in front of the Hoover Dam. The water is deep, but it's a refreshing place to swim or float and the view is stunning.

My only warning would be to check the wind speeds before you head out. Windy days can be brutal.
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Old 05-28-2008, 01:13 AM
 
Location: Boca Raton, FL
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I moved to Las Vegas 7 months ago and have been boating on lake mead 6 or so times. 1) water quality and clarity--outstanding. 2)To the best of my knowledge (and I may be wrong) there are 2-3 large marina's all with restaurants and lounges. The marina I moor at is called Las Vegas Boat Harbor and is right next to Lake Mead Marina--Im guessing but there are probably over 1000 boats between the two marina's. The other large marina is callville bay which is mid lake. Its a fun lake and incredibly large (worlds largest man made lake). Sandy cove and hot boat beach are the two I frequent but there are numerous sandy inlets where people pull up and hang out.
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Old 05-28-2008, 01:16 AM
 
Location: Boca Raton, FL
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I also like anchoring the boat right in front of the Hoover Dam. The water is deep, but it's a refreshing place to swim or float and the view is stunning.

My only warning would be to check the wind speeds before you head out. Windy days can be brutal.
You anchor in front of Hoover Dam? Its over 400 feet deep! You must carry alot of anchor line.
Agreed on the windy days--you better have a big boat because you will see 5-7 foot swells. Not fun!!
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Old 05-28-2008, 05:42 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV
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As per my court ordered continuing apology to JFK III for calling him unfunny, I will provide a link about Lake Mead marinas he once provided me.

While I had a blast renting a boat and motoring around for a bit, the hidden cost of returning the vessel fully gassed was quite punishing and that was almost a year ago. I can't imagine the pain today.

In general, the National Park's Service Website for Lake Mead will give you everything you want. Enjoy!
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Old 05-28-2008, 08:19 AM
 
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You anchor in front of Hoover Dam? Its over 400 feet deep! You must carry alot of anchor line.
Agreed on the windy days--you better have a big boat because you will see 5-7 foot swells. Not fun!!
Haha...figure of speech. We don't actually use an anchor. We just park the boat.
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Old 05-28-2008, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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Haha...figure of speech. We don't actually use an anchor. We just park the boat.
when you park, do you put a dime in the meter?
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Old 05-28-2008, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Boca Raton, FL
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While I had a blast renting a boat and motoring around for a bit, the hidden cost of returning the vessel fully gassed was quite punishing and that was almost a year ago. I can't imagine the pain today.
Let me put it to you this way: If you are filling up on the water it will run you about $4.15 per gallon (regular). My gas tank is 75 gallons so you can do the math. When I was at Chevron the other day the attendant told me about a guy that spent $995 on fuel for his boat just a couple days ago (and thats probably only enough for 2-3 days of serious boating!!). No doubt youve got to have some deep pockets nowadays--either you pay $250++ to moor the boat and pay $4.15 per gallon OR you need a gas guzzling truck to haul it around PLUS of course the cost of fuel and maintenance for the boat and then lets not forget about insurance and storage AND the payment!!!

But it is alot of fun...I think the key this year is just limit the time you are running the engine. You can still have alot of fun in the boat just "anchoring" in front of Hoover dam or wherever. Play some music, swim, bs with your friends and drink some beer!!!
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Old 05-28-2008, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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maybe retrofit a sail??????
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Old 07-27-2008, 09:26 AM
 
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most economical boat rental place? I bought a house but wont be moving full time til 2010. Want to know what type of boat works well. Have a 24 foot with a cuddy....

anyway. Good boat rental place? Thanks
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